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Wantagh, Seaford Affected by Redistricting Vote

Legislation will move Seaford to new district with Wantagh being covered mostly by Legis. Dennis Dunne.

Tuesday's to approve redistricting in Nassau County will affect both Wantagh and Seaford.

Nassau Republicans pushed forward with their plan to redistrict the county by passing an amended map that Democrats argue is gerrymandering. The legislation was approved 10-8 earlier today.

The amended redistricting puts most of Seaford and the Jones Beach area of Wantagh into District 4, which is overseen by Legis. Denise Ford, R-Long Beach. Most of Wantagh and North Wantagh would fall into District 15, which is represented by Legis. Dennis Dunne, R-Levittown.

Part of Wantagh is currently covered by Legis. Dave Denenberg, D-Merrick. Denenberg and other Democratic leaders expressed frustration with today’s voting and argue that the legislation is going to end up costing taxpayers.

“The Republican leadership has taken partisan politics too far," said Denenberg. "The Bellmore and Merrick communities will be divided into two districts. Their decision to move the plan forward is illegal and costing taxpayers millions of dollars. As I’ve stated in the past, wasting taxpayers money is never acceptable.”

Dunne was not immediately available for comment.

Republicans had tabled the proposed redistricting last week after a New York State Supreme Court judge issued a temporary restraining order on the process, but an appeals court judge stayed the order, allowing the legislature to move forward.

Constance Roland May 25, 2011 at 11:59 AM
Seaford residents being represented by someone from Long Beach? Do they have rocks in their heads? Why would a Long Beacher drive over 15 minutes to participate in Seaford events, functions, community or public meetings? Who is paying for the gas? This is just stupid. Long Beach and their whole barrier island is a beautiful and lovely place, and I would vacation there, but it is a world away.
richard January 11, 2013 at 09:07 PM
Anything for the vote so they will stay in power. They haven't done anything in Washington and they haven't done anything in Nassau county either. Nothing but obstructionists. Vote them out and lets get some decent people in the legislature and lets get this county movng in the right direction. I could care less if they are republican or demopcrat but that they are concerned for the well being of Nassau county.

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